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Kniphofia Flamenco

Red Hot Poker

Stunning red, yellow and orange flower spikes

Just the plant to add an exotic touch to a sunny spot in your garden. Fiery orange flower spikes are seen in summer and are held above clumps of spiky green leaves.

Where?

Happiest in a sunny border. An excellent choice for a seaside garden or an exposed position.

How?

Best in any moist but well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Remove faded flower spikes through summer and cut back the leaves in spring to tidy the plant.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 80 cm
Plant width 70 cm - 90 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Mediterranean garden, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From June to September